Baseball True/False

Choose whether these questions about baseball are factual or made up.
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1. No player in history has ever gotten an unassisted triple play (all 3 outs by themselves).
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As of the end of the 2021 season, 15 players have done it.
2. In 1961, Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single season record for homeruns, the record books had an asterisk next to Maris’ record because Ruth accomplished his feat in 8 fewer games than Maris.
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Ruth's record was considered sacred, so historians marked Maris' record to denote that he didn't REALLY break the record. It has since been removed.
3. As of the end of the 2021 season, five players have hit over 80 homeruns in one season.
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False
Only two players have ever hit more than 70 in a season: Barry Bonds (73) and Mark McGwire (70).
4. Cy Young won the award that bears his name more times than any other player.
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The award was instituted for the 1956 season, Cy Young having died in 1955. Despite winning the most games in MLB history (511), he never won the award.
5. Lou Gehrig won the 1927 American League most valuable player award despite Babe Ruth’s record 60 homeruns in that season.
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Gehrig was voted the MVP ahead of Ruth because of his impressive .373 batting average, 47 homeruns, and 175 runs batted in.
6. New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was the first player to unanimously be voted into the Hall of Fame in 2019.
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Fellow Yankee Derek Jeter came close to another unanimous selection in 2021, getting 99.74% of the vote. Rivera earned 100%.
7. No player is allowed to wear uniform number 42.
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In 1997, to honor the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, MLB retired his number. Only current players at the time who wore the number to honor Robinson were allowed to keep it until they retired.
8. Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Ted Williams all hit homeruns in their very first major league at-bat.
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False
While none of these players hit one in their first at-bat, Williams did hit one in the final at-bat of his career.
9. Roberto Clemente’s final hit of his career (and life) was his 3000th.
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Clemente died in a plane crash in 1972. He was on his way to Nicaragua for earthquake relief efforts.
10. Since moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers have always played at Dodger Stadium.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers played their first 4 seasons in the Los Angeles Coliseum before Dodger Stadium opened in 1962.
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